Volumes of confectionery sold on promotion have fallen in the past year in Western markets, according to market analysts IRI.
Nestlé plans to introduce a faster-dissolving sugar across some of its confectionery range from 2018.
Oreo maker Mondelēz International has announced plans to close its factory in Montreal, Canada, by the end of 2017.
Mondelēz has recalled one of its chocolate bar lines in the Czech Republic and Slovakia after a consumer was harmed from eating it.
A coalition of European health organisations is campaigning for later watershed times and restricted product placement for adverts and television marketing unhealthy food and alcohol.
Amnesty International has uncovered “systemic” cases of child labour and labour rights abuses in Indonesian palm oil plantations operated by Wilmar, tracing the palm oil back to firms including Nestlé, Unilever and Kellogg – companies that all claim to source palm oil sustainably.
An EU Court ruling which states nutrition information on multipack products must also appear on each individual item, contradicts EU law, a food law expert has said.